LA's Silversun Pickups played one of the best sets I saw at this year's SXSW, and though I'm a big fan of last year's Pikul EP, it was the new material that blew me away. However, I had a hard time believing that the emotional intensity and immediacy of the live set could be captured on record. Well, I finally had the chance to hear the new album, Carnavas (out July 11), and it doesn't disappoint.
This song recalls last year's powerhouse/blog favorite "Kissing Families" with it's trademark fuzzy guitars and Nikki's pulsing bassline, accentuated by frontman Brian Aubert's bittersweet raspy vocals. Highly recommended.
Sound Team played a wonderful set on Woxy.com's Lounge Acts, and as always, Woxy's made it available as a downloadable mp3.
Sound Team Woxy Lounge Acts Session mp3
Back in Town
Don't Turn Away
Handful of Billions
Finally, Good Hodgkins recruited some of the world's best bloggers, and also me, to describe some of our most visceral moments in song.